Saint Leo, Fla. (April 14, 2007) – The Saint Leo University softball team (27-19, 9-8 SSC) was swept in a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader by visiting Barry University (36-11, 10-4 SSC) on Saturday afternoon at University Field.

The first game was a 10-inning affair with Barry eventually winning 1-0, and the Bucs completed the doubleheader sweep with a 5-1 victory in game two.

In a game one pitchers duel, Barry starter Liz Bennett outlasted Saint Leo starter Ashley Urbanik (So., Riverview, Fla.).  Bennett (15-2) tossed a complete-game shutout and allowed just eight hits while striking out 11.  Urbanik (18-10) was the hard luck loser despite a second consecutive 10-inning complete-game performance.  She allowed the one run on nine hits.

In the second half of the doubleheader, the Bucs broke a 0-0 deadlock with a run in the top of the fifth inning.  The visitors then added a run in the sixth before taking a 5-0 lead with a three-run top of the seventh.

The Lions scored their lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Ally Maddox (So., Brandon, Fla.) connected on her team-leading sixth home run.

The same two teams will meet tomorrow in a single game at Saint Leo’s University Field.  The game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. starting time.